They’re not canine bowls or flower pots, although DEVO’s iconic crimson plastic vacuum-formed helmets, their “Energy Domes,” have been mistaken for such issues. On the fan-site DEVO-OBSESSO, DEVO’s co-founder and bass participant Gerald (“Jerry”) Casale explains their unique intent (exterior hyperlinks mine): It was designed in line with historical ziggurat mound proportions utilized in votive […]
Surveillance capitalism sucks: it improves the scattershot, low-performance success-rate of untargeted promoting (properly under 1 %) and doubles or triples it (to properly under 1 %!).
But surveillance captialism remains to be harmful: all these dossiers on the non-public lives of entire populations can be utilized for blackmail, identification theft and political manipulation. […]
Every three years, the US Copyright Office undertakes an odd ritual: they permit members of the general public to come back earlier than their officers and ask for the fitting to make use of their very own property in ways in which don’t have anything to do with copyright legislation. It’s a strange-but-true function […]
On the primary anniversary of its triumph over Zillow’s censorious attempt at copyfraud, McMansion Hell is again and higher than ever.
McMansion Hell is the place Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute graduate pupil Kate Wagner makes use of realtors’ photographs of ghastly faux castles focused on the silly and rich as fodder for hilarious […]
Here is a clip from a 1975 episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood the place Mister Rogers interviews Margaret Hamilton, the actress who performed the Wicked Witch of the West within the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz. Looking at this video, it is laborious to not pine for a time when you could possibly discuss […]
Rep. Joe Crowley has been in Congress since 1999; he is the quantity 4 Dem within the House, representing a various district within the Bronx, and successful primaries in a solidly Democratic district by elevating tens of millions from his associates within the finance business.
He simply misplaced his job.
In yesterday’s […]
The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law is soliciting English-language essays from eight,000-15,000 phrases dealing about “”our attainable data-driven future, the place information has been firmly established as an financial asset and new, data-driven good applied sciences can change the way in which we reside, work, love, assume and vote.”
Deadline is […]
When you ship another person an electronic mail, your mail server connects to their mail server to transmit the message, and spy businesses have made a surveillance banquet out of those transactions, harvesting emails by the billions.
A protocol referred to as STARTTLS permits mail servers to encrypt the site visitors between them, […]
Ren from Code for Canada writes, “We launched last year and, among other things, fund “fellows’–i.e. tech-savvy, civic-minded professionals who get embedded in authorities businesses for 10 months (ed: at a pro-rated wage equal to CAD75,000/yr) and assist make companies extra environment friendly, intuitive, and accessible. We are actually accepting purposes for our second […]
The Game Master’s Tome & Player’s Compendium are a pair of A5-sized, Moleskine-like pocket book with customized interiors designed for RPG gamemasters and gamers, with 480 pages’ price of hex maps, worldbuilding notice sections, character sheets, quest-notes, and many others; the stretch-goals embody extra pages, paper edging, endpaper artwork, and bigger sizes.